Learn to knit, crochet, or upgrade your skills!

IMG_3603Beginning Knitting and Crochet Instruction for Adults and Adult/Child – Mar 2 through June 29

Why Learn to Knit with us?

We love our craft! Drop in for expert instruction that gets the new knitter on a solid confident foundation.

Teaching a structured curriculum you will start beginner projects such as handwarmers or a scarf. Work with our recommended needles suitable for beginners, and start out with our amazing hand-dyed superwash wool.  Go as fast or slow as you like, we’ll give you personalized instruction at your pace!

Why Learn to Crochet with us?

The art of crochet is nearly as old as knitting and just as versatile.  Use crochet techniques alone or paired with other fiber art skills like knitting and weaving to create original works of art!

We will cover basic crochet stitches like chains, single crochets, double crochets, and slip stitches.  Discover how to make stitches in straight rows or in rounds to create both flat and 3-dimensional fabrics.  Learn increasing and decreasing to get your fabric just the right size and shape, and deal with the fiber artists’ bane–hiding those pesky ends


Enrollment fee $35/student includes all the materials you need! Beginning knitting or crochet pamphlet from Churchmouse, needles or hook, Worsted Weight Yarn, and a beginner pattern.

Drop in tuition of $5 per session per student thereafter.

Choose the day of the week that is most convenient for you, or come as often as you wish to any session and learn at your own pace!

Children and Teens are welcome! 12 yrs and under must attend with enrolled parent.

Schedule starts Mar 2. Choose one or attend all!

Beginning Knitting

  • Mondays 4:30 to 5:30 with JJ
  • Thursdays 5:30 to 6:30 pm with JJ
  • First & Third Saturdays 1 to 2 pm with Kerry

Beginning Crochet 

  • Thursdays – 3 to 4 pm – Heather
  • Second and Fourth Saturdays 1 to 2 pm – Heather


JJ is an avid knitter who loves to teach knitting to beginners. His passion for the craft and ready laugh will keep his students both relaxed and motivated to learn!

Kerry is the founder of Jorstad Creek – and yes she loves yarn and knitting! Students attending her Holiday craft clinics inspired her to return to teaching.

Heather is an experienced crochet teacher and designer with her own Instagram following! She loves teaching and all things yarn. Her humor and affection for the craft shines through her gentle teaching approach.

Call during business hours or drop-in to reserve your spot in Beginning Knitting or Crochet!

Monday & Tuesday 11 to 6
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 8
Saturday 11 to 5

801 7th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98504

Find us at Plum Street and 7th.

But wait there’s more!

Skill Building Clinics

This schedule of short classes are for the crafter to learn techniques for improved project success and increased confidence.

Saturdays from 10 to 11 am
March 14 to June 20

No initial enrollment fee – Sign up for one or more clinics and pay $5 per session. Call Jorstad Creek to reserve your spot or drop-in on the date of the clinic – you are welcome if there is room! Limit 8 students per clinic to ensure quality instruction. Hand-out or reference materials provided.

Note: Parent with child should contact Jorstad Creek before attending in order to make sure the clinic is age or skill-appropriate. 

Basic competence in knit, purl required for all of these clinics unless otherwise noted. Check website for updates to homework or additional materials!

Bring basic supplies such as scrap yarn, needles, and stitch markers unless otherwise specified for the class.

Instructors are pattern designers, yarn dyers, and experienced teachers. All are regulars at Jorstad and live in the area. In our pursuit of a local focus we strive to bring you the best possible instruction in a beautiful, positive environment. We hope you will join us and be inspired on your journey to learn new skills!


March 14 – Provisional cast on with Nancy. Bring two colors of yarn and a crochet hook along with knitting needles.

March 28 – Sewing pieces together – Kitchener stitch and grafting with Susie. See website for homework and supplies.

April 4 – Three Needle Bind Off with Nancy. Homework: Swatch of 20-30 stitches cast on provisionally, 3-5” length on 16-24” circular needle or straight needles. Double-pointed or additional needle of same size required.

April 11 – Embellishments with Susie. See website for homework. 

April 18 – Brioche stitch with Madison. See website for homework/materials.

May 9 – Magic Loop for small round knitting (like socks) with Celia. Bring 40” circular needle in appropriate size for scrap yarn, and two 24” circular needles.

May 16 – Crocheting Stuffies with Heather and Leanna. Basic competence with crochet techniques required.

May 23 – Exploring projects that use beautiful speckled yarns with Leanna and Heather.

May 30 – Short Rows. German, Wrap & Turn with Nancy. Homework: swatch worked in garter, about 20 stitches.

June 6 – Beautiful edgings with Susie.

June 13 – Blocking for beautiful project results with Jann.

June 20 – Fixing Dropped Stitches in Stockinette and Garter with Nancy. Homework: swatch on needle knit half in Stockinette and half in Garter stitch.Crochet hook in appropriate size.

Call during business hours or drop-in to reserve your spot! Limit 8 students per clinic.

Monday & Tuesday 11 to 6
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 8
Saturday 11 to 5

801 7th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98504

Find us at Plum Street and 7th!


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